Parenting Myths Part 3

Flight safety card

“Always put your children’s needs ahead of your own.” If you have ever traveled by plane, you have heard the attendants preparing us for take off by using the infamous phrase, “Should our aircraft at any time lose air pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling. Please place the oxygen mask over your own…

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Parenting Myths Part 2

Happy family hugging

“Children Should Never See Their Parents Argue.” Children need good examples of how to put words on their angry and hurt feelings. Too often parents try to hide behind closed doors when having a disagreement. The truth is every relationship encounters strong emotions and conflict is a healthy part of all relationships. It is important…

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Parenting Myths Part 1

Jar of candy

This past month I was asked to speak about 6 myths most parents have about Parenting. The first myth was entitled,“Bribery is Bad for Children.” My first thought when I read this was, aren’t we all driven by reward? Children and adults alike like being rewarded for good behavior. Is that not what receiving a…

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